Logistics UK launches Route to Net Zero campaign

Logistics UK has announced the launch of Route to Net Zero: a campaign to encourage its 18,000 members to commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to help the UK achieve carbon neutrality ahead of the legal deadline of 2050.

This week’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) includes a pledge to end the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040.

Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK and its members understand the urgency of the climate crisis and are working hard to decarbonise logistics operations; we are pleased to launch this campaign today to support and encourage the industry’s journey to Net Zero. A key component of this campaign’s success will be getting the right support from government; Logistics UK will be working in partnership with its members and government to help ensure the right policies, infrastructure, power supply, funding and vehicle markets are in place to realise the logistics industry’s Net Zero ambition.”

Logistics UK is now calling on its members to work with the business group to achieve the Route to Net Zero ambition; the organisation will also be launching a comprehensive policy manifesto ahead of COP26 in November 2021. 

For more information on Logistics UK’s environmental campaigns and to get involved, please visit logistics.org.uk/environment

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